Has anyone seen this problem before? When I apply (and only when I apply) the warp stabilizer, it seems like only 1/10 of the video shows up.

Here's a screenshot:

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It works on older versions of Premiere for me, and it happens in the latest (CC 2014) no matter what I do or what clips I use from different sources.

Thanks in advance!

  • What resolution is the video and the sequence? Have you tried changing the playback engine? Do all clips behave similarly?
    – AJ Henderson
    Dec 9, 2014 at 21:31
  • 720p, both the clip and sequence. All clips behave the same way.
    – Kevin
    Dec 10, 2014 at 1:30
  • Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I have exactly the same symptom and this is the only mention I've found so far online. I've tried everything suggested here with no change to the output. In my case the problem is transferred to the rendered output as well. Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers Greg.
    – user9258
    Feb 1, 2015 at 8:43
  • Not truly a solution, but a workaround for me was to change to software rendering from GPU rendering.
    – Kevin
    Feb 2, 2015 at 3:39
  • Got the same problem. Don't you think it comes from a specific setting ?
    – user10870
    May 16, 2015 at 17:58

2 Answers 2


The root of the issue might be your footage. If you have high amplitude shakes in your video the stabilizer will try to stabilize those as well. That can result in such issues. Try different settings, the default values don't work with every type of camera motion.

  • I've tried multiple pieces of footage and changed all the values - even did a completely still clip and it still did that. It works fine on an older version of Premiere, so the clip is fine.
    – Kevin
    Dec 17, 2014 at 23:05
  • Then you might want to try changing the playback engine as AJ Henderson suggested. Could be an error from the GPU engine.
    – timonsku
    Dec 18, 2014 at 0:05

To fix extreme crops when using the warp stabilizer effect.

First try the settings

Modify settings:

Click on the advanced settings, and choose the following settings: Reduce either the smoothness OR Crop Less and Smooth more which is a better option to try first since it does not require a restabilization phase.

(on a side note) If you are getting a wobbly effect then that is down to the rolling shutter effect of the camera and to fix that you would need to set Advanced > Rolling Shutter Ripple to Enhanced Reduction.

For extreme crops:

Another way I resolve those issues is to 'razor tool' around the area where the biggest 'shakes' occur causing the warp stabilizer to crop drastically.

I then redo the warp stabilizer effect for those two side clips separately, leaving the middle one untouched.

I can now choose to remove the middle clip or employ a different transition effect.

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